Lot Polish to fly to Singapore

November 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 23 November 2017: Changi Airport Group reported earlier this week LOT Polish Airlines will launch services between Singapore and Warsaw (Poland) 15 May 2018.

LOT Polish Airlines will fly to Changi Airport, three times weekly, when it launches the new service in May, but will increase to four weekly services from July 2018.

It will use a 252-seat Dreamliner B787-8 aircraft in a three-class configuration offering economy, premium economy and business cabins. Read more

Chinese flyers land The I Card

November 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Thailand, Travel Deals

BANGKOK, 21 November 2017: Central Pattana is partnering with Nok Air to launch a “Traveller Privilege with NokAir” campaign,

The campaign targets Chinese tourists offering them privileges when they apply for CPN’s loyalty card membership.

Branded ‘The 1 Card International’, the loyalty scheme invites Chinese tourists to sign up and receive exclusive gift and privileges. Read more

Flydubai spends a bundle with Boeing

November 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Middle east, News

DUBAI, 17 November 2017: Boeing on Wednesday announced an order from Gulf airline flydubai for 225 medium-haul 737 MAX aircraft with a list price of USD27 billion, hailing it as the “largest-ever single-aisle jet order” from a Middle East carrier.

The announcement, made at the Dubai Air Show, came just hours after rival Airbus said it had secured the biggest-ever order in its history to supply 430 medium-haul A320s to US investment firm Indigo Partners at a catalogue price of USD49.5 billion (42 billion euros).

The rival US and European manufacturers are engaged in a fierce battle for the medium-haul market, the world’s largest by volume, both offering re-engined versions of their top-selling models that promise a 15% reduction in fuel production. Read more

THAI backs cycle charity

November 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Thailand

BANGKOK, 16 November 2017: THAI welcomed cyclists, last week, participating in the Happy World Tour for Happy Child Foundation in a mission to raise funds for an orphanage,

Thailand’s minister of transport, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, (front, fourth from left), presided over the charity event.

The cyclists were welcomed by Thai Airways International acting president, Usanee Sangsingkeo, (front, fifth from left). Read more

Emirates promotes early bird bookings

November 15, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

SINGAPORE, 15 November 2017 – Emirates says it is giving travellers a heads start on planning and grabbing the best fares and perks.

The airline offers pointers to finding a bargain such as early bird fares, travelling with a group, which is a cheaper option, and planning well ahead pays big dividends.

For a limited period, travellers can source special business class and economy class fares. Bookings should be made by 20 November for travel, 1 January and 30 June 2018. Read more

AirAsia promotes Jaipur fare bargain

November 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Malaysia, South Asia, Travel Deals

SEPANG, 7 November 2017: AirAsia X will start a direct services from Kuala Lumpur to Jaipur, India offering four weekly flights effective 5 February 2018.

AirAsia X launched promotional fares for  the new route Monday, pegging the lowest fare at  MYR229* for an economy seat and RM699* one-way for Premium flatbed seats.

Bookings are valid for flights 5 Feb 2018 to 21 Nov 2018. Read more

AirAsia expands Phuket hub

November 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Thailand

PHUKET, 2 November 2017: Low-cost airline, Thai AirAsia, is strengthening its Phuket hub with a new route to Khon Kaen in Northeast Thailand, this December.

It will also introduce a direct flight from Phuket to Macau, Asia’s gambling capital in January 2018.

Khon Kaen will be served by four weekly services (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) initially and will appeal to residents in the northeast city who want to cut the travelling time to reach Thailand’s most popular beach destination. Read more

Changi opens tech-packed T4

November 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 1 November 2017: Singapore’s Changi Airport opened a cutting-edge terminal, Tuesday, with a fully automated check-in system including facial scanning and computerised baggage drop points, but some passengers struggled with the new technology.

Terminal 4, built at a cost of SGD985 million (USD723 million), will have an annual capacity of 16 million people and is aimed at coping with an expected increase in passenger numbers through one of Asia’s top travel hubs.

It is packed with new technology, meaning passengers should in theory be able to check in and board without having to talk to airport staff. Read more

China’s big three profits rise

November 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, East Asia, News

SHANGHAI, 1 November 2017: China’s three biggest airlines have reported a rise in third-quarter net profit on strong domestic travel demand.

China Southern, Asia’s biggest carrier, saw its net profit for July-September surge 29.40% year-on-year to 4.28 billion yuan (USD643.7 million), according to a stock exchange statement Monday.

Flag carrier Air China said its third-quarter net profit surged 31.39% year-on-year to 4.95 billion yuan, according to a statement late last week to the Hong Kong exchange, where it is listed. Read more

Macau air link to Phuket

October 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Thailand

MACAU, 16 October 2017: AirAsia’s newest route will link Macau, Asia’s top gambling destination with Thailand’s holiday island Phuket.

Scheduled for launch 8 January, 2018, the service is already open for bookings with a special fare starting at at THB 1,590 per sector.

Bookings are open from now until -29 October for travel, 8 January through to 21 November 2018. Read more

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